Jaguars Sign K’Lavon Chaisson, 3 Others To Wrap Draft Class

The Jaguars became the latest team to wrap their 2020 draft class’ deals. They reached an agreement with first-round pass rusher K’Lavon Chaisson and three others to do so Monday.

In addition to their agreement with the LSU-developed edge defender, the Jags signed fifth-round safety Daniel Thomas, sixth-round quarterback Jake Luton and seventh-round cornerback Chris Claybrooks.

Chaisson will join a revamped defensive front, one that is thin on contributors from the acclaimed “Sacksonville” era. Jacksonville traded Calais Campbell and released both Malik Jackson and Marcell Dareus in the past two offseasons. Yannick Ngakoue must play this season on the franchise tag, but the team’s top pass rusher has vowed not to return to Jacksonville for a fifth season.

Jacksonville used first-round picks on edge defenders in two straight years, with Chaisson following Josh Allen to north Florida. Chaisson broke out for the national champion Tigers last season, registering 6.5 sacks and 13.5 tackles for loss. For his career, however, Chaisson only finished with 9.5 sacks.

Luton, who played at Oregon State, will compete for a job behind starter Gardner Minshew. Considering Mike Glennon and Joshua Dobbs are on the roster, Luton profiles as a candidate for the Jags’ practice squad. Thomas (Auburn) and Claybrooks (Memphis) will attempt to impress, despite limited offseason work, in training camp to earn jobs in the Jaguars’ secondary.

Here is the Jags’ 2020 draft class:

1-9: C.J. Henderson, CB (Florida): Signed
1-20: K’Lavon Chaisson, DE (LSU): Signed
2-42: Laviska Shenault, WR (Colorado): Signed
3-73: Davon Hamilton, DT (Ohio State): Signed
4-116: Ben Bartch, OT (St. John’s (MN)): Signed
4-137: Josiah Scott, CB (Michigan State): Signed
4-140: Shaquille Quarterman, ILB (Miami): Signed
5-157: Daniel Thomas, S (Auburn): Signed
5-165: Collin Johnson, WR (Texas): Signed
6-189: Jake Luton, QB (Oregon State): Signed
6-206: Tyler Davis, TE (Georgia Tech): Signed
7-223: Chris Claybrooks, CB (Memphis): Signed

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6 comments on “Jaguars Sign K’Lavon Chaisson, 3 Others To Wrap Draft Class

  1. wagner13

    I hate to say this, but barring injury, the Jaguars seem to be undoubtedly the worst AFC team. I actually like Minshew, but he’s going to get killed behind that offensive line and the secondary is too inexperienced to counter any competent air attacks. It doesn’t help they play in one of the toughest divisions either.

    The second worst team, Cincinnati, at least has a talented receiving corps and defensive line. Is anyone in the AFC worse? What do y’all think?

    • mrpadre19

      I think you’re underestimating the Jags WR Corp.
      Chark established himself last year and IMO will be even better.Westbrook and Conley are decent #2/#3 receivers and I am very high on their 2nd round pick Shenault.
      Plus they finally have a pass catching RB(Thompson)and a veteran pass catching TE(Eifert).
      Plus Fournette is playing for his 2nd contract.
      Not saying they are to 10 or anything but I think the offense will be better than most think.

  2. mlbnyyfan

    I think that was part of JAX plan. They want a chance to get Trevor Lawrence

      • wagner13

        Why not? As far as I can tell, no team is significantly worse off. I’m not saying Jacksonville is a lock for the worst team, but how can you be so sure?

  3. mrpadre19

    Can’t be sure….but Cincy is still horrible.
    Miami’s roster is still terrible.
    Detroit is always Detroit.
    I follow the Jags closely and only my opinion but I think they are better than given credit for.
    They should have had the offensive and defensive ROY’s last year.
    Minshews’ numbers were better than Murrays…..Minshew won “Seven” rookie of the week awards….only started 12 games.
    Seven… no one else had two and Murray only won once.
    Only explanation is Jags get no love and Murray was #1 pick…period.
    Josh Allen’s numbers were just as good as Bosa’s also.
    In some cases better…..but again,”because Jaguars”.
    Jags added 2 difference makers in the 1st round to their Defense.
    And let’s not forget about the Raiders!

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